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Rob Christopher is the founder and CEO of Just Resolve, offering businesses and individuals an innovative and less costly way to settle common disputes. He is the author of Just Right: How Neutral-Driven Resolution Can Close the Gap in American Civil Justice.

 

Medium Version

An accomplished AV Preeminent litigation and trial attorney, Rob Christopher is the founder and CEO of Just Resolve, which offers businesses and individuals an innovative and less costly way to settle common disputes. Realizing after years of legal experience that litigating common, modest-stakes disputes takes too much time and routinely costs more in legal fees than they’re worth, he developed NDR — Neutral-Driven Resolution. It’s the subject of his new book Just Right: How Neutral-Driven Resolution Can Close the Gap in American Civil Justice. 

 

Long Version

Rob Christopher is an accomplished AV Preeminent litigation and trial attorney who realized after years of practicing law that litigating common, modest-stakes disputes takes too much time, causes undue stress and aggravation, and routinely costs more in legal fees than they’re worth. That’s why he developed NDR — Neutral-Driven Resolution – an innovative and cost-effective way to justly resolve these disputes. It’s the basis of the business he founded, Just Resolve, and the subject of his new book Just Right: How Neutral-Driven Resolution Can Close the Gap in American Civil Justice. 

Formerly of New York-based Coudert Brothers LLP and later Hopkins & Carley ALC in California, Rob practiced commercial, antitrust, and intellectual property litigation, earning one of the of the 50 largest California business case verdicts in 2009 on behalf of a leading U.S. manufacturer. He is also General Counsel and Co-Owner of Christopher Ranch LLC, a family-owned California farm business whose fresh garlic products are a nationally recognized brand. 

Rob has also served as a mediator, arbitrator, and settlement judge pro-tem for the Santa Clara County Superior Court. He is admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court, California state courts, numerous federal district courts and several federal circuit courts of appeal. His speaking engagements on disruption and innovation in dispute resolution include law school guest lecturing, chamber of commerce talks, a seminar delivered to the California AGC, and numerous talks to business CEO groups and law firms.

Rob earned an AB with Honors in Economics from Stanford University, and his JD from the University of California at Davis. In addition to serving on corporate and charitable boards, Rob is a CEO member of Vistage International, the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize business leaders.

The father of two grown sons and grandfather of four, he lives in Morgan Hill, California with his wife of 40+ years.